Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda should listen to the voices of the people and abolish all atomic reactors as soon as possible, organizers of the weekly antinuclear rallies told the nation's leader in a face-to-face meeting Wednesday.

Noda met with the representatives at his office for about 30 minutes. As expected, the two sides failed to see eye to eye over the contentious issue.

The prime minister explained that he made the decision to restart two reactors at the Oi plant in Fukui Prefecture after considering all factors.